ROCKIES HIGHLIGHTS & ALASKA CRUISE

*COMPANION FLY FREE
Destinations:

Canada, Alaska & USA

$11,280.00 per person twin share (member)

$11,595.00 per person twin share (non-member)

Includes

  • Maximum of 40 guests on all land journeys
  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in GoldLeaf Service
  • 16 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 12 Dinners
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges & tipping
  • Enriching Signature Experiences plus freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining
  • 7 night inside passage cruise in a Verandah Stateroom, plus complimentary drinks with dinner on board
  • APT Tour Director and dedicated Cruise Escort, plus local guides

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Arrive Calgary Be met and transferred to your hotel where you'll enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser

Day 2

Calgary, Banff SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Visit the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary for a close encounter with wolfdogs. FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining Choose from one of many restaurants on offer within your hotel. Continue to the ‘Castle in the Rockies’ - The Fairmont Banff Springs. Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Banff FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Today, choose from a range of activities in Banff. You may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, absorb views of the park as you take to the skies on a wonderful heli-flightseeing trip; enjoy a float trip or a canoe adventure along the Bow River; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or go for a cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Daily : Breakfast

Day 4

Banff, Lake Louise SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Meet a Mountie in Banff and hear tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Take an informative stroll by the shores of Lake Louise with an expert Mountain Heritage Guide. FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining Dine at one of the exceptional restaurants located within your hotel. Ride the Banff Gondola. Stay: Banff National Park The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining Today's adventures are rewarded with dinner at one of your lodge's restaurants. Travel along the Icefields Parkway through the Canadian Rockies. Stop to admire Peyto Lake then ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Onwards and you'll visit Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon before arriving in Jasper. Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Jasper FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing Perhaps take a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. Alternatively, you may prefer to set out on an interpretive nature hike or perhaps take part in an evening wildlife discovery. Are you ready to experience the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Jasper National Park? With our Freedom of Choice activities, it's your decision as to how you'll spend your morning. Daily : Breakfast

Day 7

Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of your GoldLeaf carriage as you descend the Rockies. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels) Daily : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver Your rail journey continues this morning as you travel to Vancouver. Settle in and enjoy leisure time upon arrival at your hotel. Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Daily : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Vancouver Among the many city sights, your Tour Director will take you to visit Stanley Park and Granville Island. Tonight, as the land portion of your tour ends, enjoy a special dinner. Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Vancouver, Embark Ship SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill on board your Holland America Line ship. Greet your ship on the dazzling harbour in Vancouver. Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom Daily : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Cruise the Inside Passage The excitement builds today as you open your curtains to the legendary scenery of the Inside Passage. Enjoy a full day at sea as you cruise along coastal British Columbia. Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Tracy Arm, Juneau Cruise to the entrance of Tracy Arm. Later, arrive in Alaska’s capital, Juneau and enjoy free time or join an excursion (own expense). Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Skagway Arrive at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point, Skagway. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, the frontier atmosphere remains evident today. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense). Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14

Glacier Bay National Park Wake up to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. As you cruise, you’ll benefit from the commentary of local rangers who have come aboard. Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15

Ketchikan Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows near the landscapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. Enjoy time to browse the many shops and houses built right out over the water. Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16

The Inside Passage Continue cruising south through the picturesque Inside Passage. Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17

Disembark Ship, Depart Vancouver Transfer to the airport in Vancouver. Daily : Breakfast

*Terms and Conditions apply. Please see National Seniors for full T&C’s. Prices are correct as at 18 August 2017. Prices are per person, twin share. Prices based on UT18LWCS: 26 April 2018 departure. Variation to itinerary – 26 April 2018 Guests will cruise on the ms Westerdam from Vancouver to Vancouver. Cruise Itinerary: Depart Vancouver, Day at Sea, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Day at Sea, Arrive Vancouver. ALL OFFERS: Limited suites on set departures are available and are subject to availability. DEPOSITS: A first non-refundable deposit of $1,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. AIRFARE OFFER: Flights must be booked by APT. Flights are with Air Canada (or an airline of APT’s choosing) and are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges apply. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return wholesale economy airfare with Air Canada (or an airline of APT choosing) based on two passengers travelling in Economy (L) class, including air taxes up to $220 for companion from selected Australian cities. Passengers must travel on the same tour departure date and flights. Flights are not included in the above cost. ^A Limited number of beverages are included with dinner on your cruise. APT5963